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Myanmar. 1878 ‘Article 16.’ Arms Act (1878) [India Act XI, 1878] (1st October 1878); Part IV. Naypyidaw: People's Assembly. 1 October

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Article 16

(1) Any person possessing arms, ammunition or military stores the possession whereof has, in consequence of the cancellation or expiry of a licence or of an exemption or by the issue of a notification under section 15 or otherwise, become unlawful, shall without unnecessary delay deposit the same either with the officer in charge of the nearest police-station or, at his option and subject to such conditions as the President of the Union may by rule prescribe, with a licensed dealer.

(2) When arms, ammunition or military stores have been deposited under sub-section (1), the depositor shall, at any time before the expiry of such period as the President of the Union may by rule prescribe, be entitled —
(a) to receive back any thing so deposited the possession of which by him has become lawful, and
(b) to dispose, or authorize the disposal, of any thing so deposited by sale or otherwise to any Person whose possession of the same would be lawful and to receive the proceeds of any such sale:

Providled that nothing in this sub-section shall be deemed to authorize the return or disposal of any thing the confiscation of which has been directed under section 24.

(3) All things deposited as aforesaid and not returned or disposed of under sub-section (2) within the prescribed period therein referred to shall be forfeited to [the State].

(4) (a) The President of the Union may make rules consistent with this Act for carrying into affect the provisions of this section.
(b) In particular and without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing provision, the President of the Union may by rule prescribe —
(i) the conditions subject to which arms, ammunition and military stores may be deposited with a licensed dealer, and
(ii) the period after the expiry of which things deposited as aforesaid shall be forfeited under sub-section (3).

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